|Title:||Champion family letters|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (65 folders housed with minor collections MS 1301 and MS 1302)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence of the Champion family from 1816-1869 (with gaps). The bulk of the collection contains letters written by Aaron Champion of Savannah (Ga.) or Moses Champion of Monticello (Ga.) to Dr. Reuben Champion, Jr. of West Springfield (Mass.). The Champions comment on the social, political, and economic situations occurring in Georgia during the antebellum period. The collection also contains an 1816 letter from H. Stebbins of Savannah to Dr. Reuben Champion, Jr. pertaining to Savannah, the people, commerce, and slavery; three letters from Henry Champion of Montgomery (Ala.) to Dr. Champion discussing the proposed statehood of what was then the western territory; and a series of letters written from Savannah during the Civil War discussing the formation of the Confederacy, the progress of the war, and its effect upon the civilian population.|
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Champion family letters, MS 1301. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.